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Change of Address within same LA triggering UC claim.

Benny Fitzpatrick
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Welfare Rights Officer, Southway Housing Trust, Manchester

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Has anyone come across LA’s insisting that any change of address, including within same LA area, triggers closure of HB/CTS claims, thus triggering UC? It seems to be happening in some cases in Manchester. I wonder whether it’s a case of over-zealous officials misunderstanding the rules, or, as a colleague was told, the LA have been instructed by DWP to take this (apparently unlawful) approach.